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Carbs, Garbs and Barbs: Cooking and Community Building

There is no such thing as a dichotomy. We are noble, spiritual beings, and everything in our lives is meant to help us reach our full capacity. This is why we should challenge ourselves to understand how the various pieces of our life fit together as part of one seamless whole, rather than separate parts… Read More Carbs, Garbs and Barbs: Cooking and Community Building

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Book Review: ‘Killer In The Band’, by Lauren Carr

About the author Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Thorny Rose Mysteries.  The twelfth installment in the Mac Faraday Mystery series, Candidate for Murder, was released in June 2016.  Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels… Read More Book Review: ‘Killer In The Band’, by Lauren Carr

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Planning The Week – Planning and Planners: What is Bullet Journaling?

I recently took a friend of mine planner shopping.  He really wanted to up his game and had realised that his current way of keeping track of his life just wasn’t cutting it.  He didn’t know what he wanted and I am always looking for an excuse to go to any kind of paper store,… Read More Planning The Week – Planning and Planners: What is Bullet Journaling?

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The Clean-Up Continues: Dove Concludes We Are More Beautiful than We Think

Dove’s mission to get us in touch with real beauty started with this video released over six years ago.  The company is still at it, recently releasing another video. It documents an experiment that begins with several participants talking to the camera about their appearance. These participants then describe themselves to a forensic artist who sketches… Read More The Clean-Up Continues: Dove Concludes We Are More Beautiful than We Think

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Apt. 42’s Review of The X-Files, Season 10, Episode 1: ‘My Struggle’

What with the new season of The X-Files, it was only natural that I would choose to  feature Apt. 42 Revisited‘s review of the first episode of Season 10, an episode that has generated a lot of conversation and disagreement between hard-core fans and a lot of confusion among casual ones.  I like the realistic,… Read More Apt. 42’s Review of The X-Files, Season 10, Episode 1: ‘My Struggle’

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When The Best Laid Plans Go Completely Wrong, Tornado Style (Part III of III)

Part I is here; Part II is here. With yet another flight cancelled because of the tornado, my husband and I go back in line, thankfully a little rested and only for a little less than an hour. It’s now morning on Sunday 27 December, around 7am Central Time; we have only a couple of… Read More When The Best Laid Plans Go Completely Wrong, Tornado Style (Part III of III)

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When The Best Laid Plans Go Completely Wrong, Tornado Style (Part II of III)

You would think that, having been asked to board so quickly after we had deplaned, that everything had been checked up on, that the tornado had abated, and we would be ready to take-off. Unfortunately, we had to face what has got to be the most hilarious obstacle of our trip yet: we were told… Read More When The Best Laid Plans Go Completely Wrong, Tornado Style (Part II of III)

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When The Best Laid Plans Go Completely Wrong, Tornado Style (Part I of III)

Guys… This is not the kind of post you are used to reading on this blog. But something happened to me recently that I just had to share and yes, it involves a real-life tornado. Of course this situation lent itself to a lot of reflections that I will also be sharing, but I can’t… Read More When The Best Laid Plans Go Completely Wrong, Tornado Style (Part I of III)

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Learning to Love and Live The Banality of Good

Most people are good and yet, when it comes to the news, books, television shows, and movies, the emphasis is on the bad. Now while bad makes for great plots, what are the underlying assumptions of it being more worthy than good as the focus of media content creation? That good is boring. That bad… Read More Learning to Love and Live The Banality of Good

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The X-Files Facebook Project: Season 2, Episode 13: “Irresistible”

Sahar’s Blog is happy to host new posts of The X-Files Facebook Project every Fridays at 10:13 a.m. EST pending no alien abduction or government conspiracy to break up. For previous editions of this project, click here then here. A big thank you to The X-Files Wiki, Apt. 42 Revisited, and Eat The Corn for… Read More The X-Files Facebook Project: Season 2, Episode 13: “Irresistible”